We found 6 providers matching deviated septum surgery and who accept AmeriHealth Adminstrators near Sewell, NJ.

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
188 Fries Mill Road; Suite A
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. His clinical interests include otosclerosis, ear pain, and thyroid surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Aslanidis takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Aslanidis trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital.

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Dr. Stephen Peter Gadomski, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Otolaryngology
239 Hurffville - Cross Keys Road; Suite 265
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Gadomski's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery, general surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Gadomski include throat cancer, otosclerosis, and sinus cancer. Dr. Gadomski's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Gadomski attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Gadomski's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Anthony Cultrara, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
239 Hurffville - Cross Keys Road; Suite 265
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Anthony Cultrara's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Cultrara's clinical interests include throat cancer, sinus cancer, and ear pain. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Cultrara's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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Dr. Harry Cantrell, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
239 Hurffville - Cross Keys Road; Suite 265
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Harry Cantrell is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Cantrell is 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: ear pain, sleep apnea, and tinnitus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Cantrell attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Cantrell's medical residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , septoplasty

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Dr. Ashmit Gupta, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
239 Hurffville Crosskeys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Ashmit Gupta, who practices in Haddonfield, NJ, Mount Laurel, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include throat cancer, sinus cancer, and ear pain. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Gupta accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Gupta attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school.

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Dr. Samir V Shah, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
239 Hurffville Crosskeys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Samir Shah's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: otosclerosis, ear pain, and tinnitus. He is professionally affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah has an open panel.

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What is Deviated Septum Surgery?

The septum is the piece of cartilage that separates the nostrils and provides structure for the nose. In some people, the septum becomes crooked or enlarged on one side. When this happens, air does not flow equally between the nostrils, which can lead to breathing problems and other issues. Deviated septum surgery is a procedure to reposition the septum and correct any airflow issues.

The septum is surprisingly fragile, and having a crooked or deviated septum is very common. It most often occurs at birth or after an injury, which can push the septum out of place or simply injure one side of it. As the septum heals, it tends to bulge on the side where it was injured. A deviation tends to get worse over time, so even mild childhood injuries that originally presented no problems can result in airflow issues years or decades later.

Symptoms of a deviated septum can include:

  • Nasal congestion and post-nasal drip
  • Pain
  • Recurrent nosebleeds
  • Chronic sinus infections
  • An uncomfortable blocked feeling in the nose
  • Snoring or sleep apnea

There are different types of surgery used to correct a deviated septum. Septoplasty straightens and centers the septum, removing tissue only if it is necessary to make space for the repositioned septum. Submucosal resection or SMR removes part of the septum to open up the airways. It is called submucosal because the mucous lining of the nose is carefully left in place, which helps keep the nose moist and protected. Deviated septum surgery is sometimes done along with other nasal surgeries, such as a turbinate reduction to remove inflamed turbinate tissue, or a rhinoplasty to correct structural problems in the nose.

Depending on what type of surgery was performed, you can expect the procedure to take one to two hours. It is almost always performed through the nostrils, so there will be no scars. After surgery, you may experience congestion as the septum heals, but it is important not to blow your nose. You may have drainage or bandages, and sometimes you need to keep your head elevated for a few days. Recovery is fairly quick, and you should be breathing easier within one to two weeks.